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GOP quietly prepares for new party leader

State Republicans meet Tuesday to decide who will replace fallen majority leader Amy Koch. But Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria -- who may or may not vie for the post -- says the GOP's clandestine approach to selecting candidates is comparable to the process of picking a new pope.
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State Republicans meet Tuesday to decide who will replace fallen majority leader Amy Koch. But Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria -- who may or may not vie for the post -- says the GOP's clandestine approach to selecting candidates is comparable to the process of picking a new pope.

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